Saturday, March 6, 2010

Terrible Twos.....and Fours.....and Sevens!

Mackenzie is fully into her Terrible Twos. I don't remember Logan and Emma getting this rotten, this fast....but apparently Mackenzie is advanced (at least when it comes to being naughty). Her new thing is emptying her dresser drawers when she is supposed to be napping.

Actually, there seems to be a trend in our house of making a gigantic mess whenever certain little people (Emma & Mackenzie) feel that they are not getting sufficient attention. In the past week I have found the upstairs guest bathroom torn apart, all of the blankets and toys from the living room moved into the kitchen, all of the books from Logan's room in the floor in Emma's room....and the list goes on and on and on!

Mackenzie also seems to be revisiting her infancy by not sleeping! Oh...she will go to bed at night, she passes out early (sometimes before 7 pm) because she refuses to nap, but then she is up at the crack of dawn (5:45 am today!).

I have discovered (my aged and wise self), that the "terribles" don't just apply to the twos...there is something "terrible" about pretty much every age. But the beauty of parenting is that the "wonderfuls" far outweigh the "terribles".

So that is what I leave you with on this bright and sunny Saturday morning. Yes, there will be terrible days, maybe even weeks. But there will be so many more wonderful, beautiful, happy, and satisfying days, weeks, months and years. I recently heard a saying..."without rain, we would not have rainbows". These trying moments are there for a purpose, to help us appreciate even more the "rainbows" of our lives.

Love & Prayers...

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